In yet another attempt to win the Muslim votes in the ensuing
Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Congress General Secretary Rahul
Gandhi blamed officers loyal to Sangh Parivar who have infiltrated
into the system responsible for the shoddy state of the Muslims in
"There are people infiltrated into
the system and also in the government who are loyal to the Sangh
Paivar. They work against Muslims and deny them their rights as
given in the constitution", media reports quoted Rahul Gandhi as
saying while speaking to editors of the Urdu dailies on Friday in
Congress General Secretary who is
said to be tirelessly working to improve Congress performance in
the Uttar Pradesh elections scheduled in the month of February
said, "It is a pity that such officers with communal mindset deny
that innocent Muslims are lodged in jail. They also don't consider
the Muslim youths who were charged in the 2006 Malegaon blast case
and later released on bail as innocent."
"The communal forces play
politics of fear and use the officers loyal to them to harass and
exploit the Muslims", he said.
Declining to answer a direct
question on Batla House encounter, the young Congress leader said,
"The party is divided on the issue. But I am more concerned with
the realities that actually result in such incidents."
Rahul Gandhi also said that Sangh
was panicked after the involvement in terror attacks of people
affiliated to it was exposed. "It is to distract the attention
from this that they used Anna Hazare and his campaign against
corruption", the Urdu dailies quoted Rahu Gandhi as saying.